It’s now December 12, and the headlines are the same as they were two weeks ago: The so-called “Fiscal Cliff” is looming. From watching the news and listening to the politicians in Washington, DC, we would believe the sky will come crashing down January 1 if the President and Congress don’t miraculously save us – from the very mess they themselves created.
If the sky falls, it won’t be because of the Fiscal Cliff. The panicked politicians will undoubtedly once again pull out the duct tape and baling twine and somehow put together a deal that will let them pretend that a crisis has been averted – for now. But at the end of the day, they will have really done nothing.
Even if we go over the cliff, federal spending would only be reduced by about $65 billion in 2013 – a pittance compared to a deficit of more than a trillion dollars. Where is the proposal for spending cuts that will actually eliminate the deficits that are the REAL fiscal cliff?
How can anyone believe the politicians are serious about cutting government when, according to Investorâ€™s Business Daily, the federal government has added an average of 101 NEW employees every day for the past four years? Faced with deficits in New Mexico as Governor, I was able to actually REDUCE the number of state employees – significantly, without firing people and without hurting the delivery of critical state services. It was not difficult to do – with a little common sense and simply doing what needed to be done. And we did it with a Democrat legislature.
Beginning early next year, I will be hitting the road again – visiting college campuses, media outlets and activist groups across the nation. My purpose is simple: To tell the truth, and let Americans know that we don’t have to settle for political games that will accomplish nothing. There ARE solutions to the budget, taxes and the ever-increasing of government in our lives.
America is more ready than ever to respond to that message, especially with this “Fiscal Cliff” charade. And thanks to you, we have built the foundation from which to mobilize young people, activists, and political independents who understand that the principles of Liberty, economic freedom and small government are the keys to avoiding the real fiscal cliff we face with deficits as far as the eye can see and a $16 trillion debt hanging over our heads.
Your continued support will make this mobilization possible, and I am excited to have you join me in giving voice to our shared ideas and vision for America. Please go to garyjohnson2012.com today and make the contribution that will let us seize this moment. I can’t do it alone, and your support is critical.
It is mind-boggling to me that the Republicans and Democrats spent more than $2 billion in an election that, when all was said and done, returned the status quo to power – the status quo that has put us on the brink of economic calamity. We don’t need $2 billion to deliver a message of REAL change. But we do need funding, and your contribution at garyjohnson2012.com will provide the resources we DO need.
Thank you, as always, for your support, your friendship – and your dedication to real Liberty!
Governor Gary Johnson
P.S. Keep an eye out for announcements about the Campus Tour we are planning for early next year. We have some GREAT activities planned, and look forward to working with you.